On Monday I went with Momo, one of my son’s classmates to the History Department’s Library, where I passed the afternoon writing “Grace’s Cove”. Instead of taking me by the normal route via The Theatre into Piazza delle Erbe and then in front of the Duomo then right (Via Vescovado) to the street were we’d find the History Department…we took some back streets…this is our walk.
Padova is full of Portici, covered walkways in this case we find a Pizzeria, closed of course!
Here we turned left which took us to one of the four roman bridges of Padova.
We then went to our right and down a back alley:
Which took us along yet another portici, with an interesting ceiling and the the back of the Duomo:
Well, we both needed a little money so, as we passed along yet another portici beside the Duomo we went to an ATM:
The Duomo looks better from the back rather than the front, at least in my opinion:
We passed in front of the Duomo and then turned right, I forgot to take a picture of the shop at the beginning of the street, here you could have bought some interesting vestments if you are a Catholic preist!
The next picture is a little further up this street, to the left is the Tana del Lupolo, which I showed you yesterday:
At the end of the Portici where we found the Tana del Lupolo (where our history students take their coffee break by the way, is the entrance to the History Dept:
The Library is to your right, but we went into the court-yard to wait for my son to finish his lesson. Here I also took some photos from the back garden of the Duomo, or The Vescovado:
My son finished his lesson and we all went for a coffee break before going to the library…where we stayed for the following 4 hours!
Hope you enjoyed your Sunday Walk through the back streets of Padova! See you next week. (This will also be tagged with the Weekly Photo Challenge…so many curves!)
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